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The impressive Library of Congress, later named the Jefferson Building

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The Library of Congress Opened Its Doors
November 1, 1897

How big do you think the Library of Congress is? It was originally in one room, the Congressional Reading Room in the Capitol in Washington, D.C. As the collection grew, America's Library needed a building of its own. The new Library of Congress building opened its doors to the public on November 1, 1897, and it was quite a sight!
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